Can I dual boot windows 10/8 by just mounting the iso or do i need a usb drive?

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According to this tutorial here, I'd need a usb drive to install the iso.

Can i just, create a partition for windows 10, then use something like virtual clone drive to mount the iso and just run it form within my current windows 8.1 installation to create the dual boot scenario or will that overwrite my windows 8.1?
 

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You'd need the USB and restart your PC and tell the BIOS to read your USB first, then custom install it to the other partition.
 

Karthik Naik

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According to this tutorial here, I'd need a usb drive to install the iso.

Can i just, create a partition for windows 10, then use something like virtual clone drive to mount the iso and just run it form within my current windows 8.1 installation to create the dual boot scenario or will that overwrite my windows 8.1?

its possible,cant remember the software name,it starts with "net" something
 

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Jas00555 is correct. You would need to create your partition, your bootable flash drive, and then tell the BIOS to start using USB and install to the new partition. However, for some reason, I wasn't able to accomplish this with Windows 10. I was able to do so in the past with Windows 7 and Windows 8, but when I tried to the same with Windows 8 and 10, I was told something to the effect that there was already an OS on the disk. As soon as I deleted my Windows 8 partition (I backed everything up prior to installing), I was able to install Windows 10. Not sure if I missed a step or if it's a restriction written into this installation media.
 

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According to this tutorial here, I'd need a usb drive to install the iso.

Can i just, create a partition for windows 10, then use something like virtual clone drive to mount the iso and just run it form within my current windows 8.1 installation to create the dual boot scenario or will that overwrite my windows 8.1?

You have 3 options with the .iso file.

Create a bootable USB drive, reboot, then hit the relevant F# key to select your boot option. Then select the USB device..

Burn to CD, reboot, and do as above to boot from CD...

Or, Install the Hyper V role and run as a Virtual Machine while in Windows 8. While setting up the VM you point it to the .iso to install it.
 

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You have 3 options with the .iso file.

Create a bootable USB drive, reboot, then hit the relevant F# key to select your boot option. Then select the USB device..

Burn to CD, reboot, and do as above to boot from CD...

Or, Install the Hyper V role and run as a Virtual Machine while in Windows 8. While setting up the VM you point it to the .iso to install it.

#4 create a VHD and boot off of it eliminating an VM solution that slows 10 down
 

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